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Author Getting into Emergency Nursing



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Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:04 am

I'm a RN, working at an acute med/surge ward

and contemplating in getting into Emergency Nursing.

Could I get employed in an ED without previous ED experience?

Or do I have/need to study a postgrad course in Emergency Nursing first?

Appreciate any suggestions..



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May 10, 2011, 09:39 pm

If you're sensible and motivated and willing to learn you should have no problems getting a job in ED. I don't think any EDs in Sydney at least, require PG qualifications to get a job.

Rachel White


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Aug 01, 2011, 09:48 pm Last edited Aug 01, 2011, 09:48 pm update #3

Emergency nurses are registered nurses who have to complete additional courses to become a emergency nurse. Some nurses working in this field are nurse practitioners, or nurses with master’s degrees and a great deal of experience. Many hospitals who hire new nurses require the nurses to go through a residency program to train them to their hospital’s specifications. So it's better to go for a specialization course in emergency nursing. The following site has more information on this.

Hope this information is going to help you.

modified: Monday 01 August 2011 9:52:54 pm - Rachel White

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